Lola Kirke‘s heartrending song “Monster” was the first single released from her debut album Heart Head West and was hailed by Rolling Stone as “a declaration of wanting to fit into the world.” Today, Lola is sharing a new acoustic version of the track. “Monster (Acoustic)” is premiering on Aquarium Drunkard, who also interviewed Lola. “I definitely think acting and songwriting come from a similar place,” she says. “With songwriting, it’s just more available to me. I don’t have to wait until I find a character or I’m given a job that asks me to use that experience to enliven it. With songwriting, if I’m lonely or angry, whatever it is I want to express through songwriting, I can just do it.”
Following her sold-out shows in the UK this month, Lola will return to California for three holiday shows in late December. Tickets are available HERE, and don’t miss her just-released Christmas songs, “Cross You Off My List” and “Little Drummer Girl.”
12/19: Cafe du Nord w/ Dana Williams – San Francisco, CA
12/20: Resident w/ Dana Williams – Los Angeles, CA
12/21: Pappy & Harriet’s w/ Amber Coffman & Dana Williams – Pioneertown, CA
Lola is also thrilled to announce that she will be touring across North America with Alex Cameron early next year:
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Lola Kirke is no stranger to shape shifting – as an actress with a steadily ascending star, she’s had major roles in David Fincher’s Gone Girl and Noah Baumbach’s Mistress America, as well as the Golden Globe-winning Amazon show Mozart in the Jungle. While less in the fore, her passion for music has stayed constant, with her guitar following her from dressing room to dressing room.
Born to a musical family (her father is Simon Kirke, drummer of Bad Company and Free, and her sister is singer-songwriter Domino Kirke), Lola embarked on her own musical journey with her four-track EP released in 2016.
Tracked live to tape in East Los Angeles and produced by frequent collaborator Wyndham Garnett (Elvis Perkins in Dearland, WYNDHAM) her debut LP Heart Head West, asserts her as part of the artistic tradition she holds so dear: delivering her own heart, laid bare for someone else to hear as theirs. “It’s a really personal record about basically everything I though about in 2017 – time, family, loss, social injustice, sex, drinking, longing-essentially everything I’d talk about with a close friend for 40 minutes.”